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Nature/Outdoor Photography… may be just what you’ve been looking for!

For River folks of all ages the world of nature and all of its beauty is literally waiting just outside your door.  This could be all new to you or you may already be a bird watcher - or an outdoor photographer - or someone who simple loves all the treasures involved in our spectacular River world.

Posted in: Photography, Nature
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JR Miller
Comment by: JR Miller ( )
Left at: 8:53 AM Friday, February 15, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful shots and it's message for all of us to slow down and see the river beauty which is all around us!
Erin Greene
Comment by: Erin Greene
Left at: 2:15 PM Friday, February 15, 2013
Bill, you have a gift! Thank you for sharing your exquisite photos and for encouraging the rest of us to get out there and shoot.
Martin Zonnenberg
Comment by: Martin Zonnenberg ( )
Left at: 7:50 PM Friday, February 15, 2013
Bill, that's fantastic nature photography and a great inspiring article. And you are right: Every day, every morning, all those outdoor wonders and beauty are there again, just waiting to be seen.
Thanks for sharing
Martin Zonnenberg, Grindstone Island
Valleri Brauer
Comment by: Valleri Brauer ( )
Left at: 8:07 PM Friday, February 15, 2013
A very enjoyable article, Bill. Getting out in nature, peaceful and serene, sure has a positive affect on one's health. And tie it together with outdoor photography makes it extra special. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever", when you take that picture, it is everlasting.
Bill, your photos are spectacular. Great article!!!! And... now Judy is taking great shots, too!!
Dick Withington
Comment by: Dick Withington ( )
Left at: 9:21 AM Saturday, February 16, 2013
I love your pictures. I think you and Martin Zonnenberg have finally convinced me to carry a little camera with me on my outings. I enjoy watching the birds and learning about nature, and this will help me to share that joy. Dick
Doug McLellan
Comment by: Doug McLellan ( )
Left at: 9:43 AM Saturday, February 16, 2013
Wonderful pictures and good advice for everyone who can grab a camera! A real treat on this grey winter day for my River-deprived soul. We're counting the days now (last year was March 15) and I know that like you, even after 25 years, I'll be looking at favourite views with my camera and seeing completely new moments.
Cheers ... Doug (Wood Isle - Lake Fleet Group)
Carrie Kerr
Comment by: Carrie Kerr ( )
Left at: 11:43 AM Monday, February 25, 2013
We have both been photographing our "friends" on the River for some years, and have STR calendars to document our developing skills. I could not agree with you more that there is not a better way to enjoy The River! At this piont, you have set a high bar for photo quality! My guess is that you spend lots of time watching and waiting with a significant telephoto on a SLR camera to get the detail your pictures reveal. I take many of my photos in a kayak so stick with less expensive equipment, in case of a dunking. However, I wonder how much photoshopping you do to enhance what you get.

May 2013 bring you many more great shots!

Carrie Kerr

Bill Munro
Comment by: Bill Munro ( )
Left at: 10:36 PM Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. As to your question about how much photoshopping I do. Answer....none. All photos are exactly as shot, no enhancement. I wouldn't even know how to begin. I'm one of those dinosaurs that avoids the computer.